Photography Fraud

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by davect01, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Glad the low-life was finally outed...
     
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  2. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    BREAKING NEWS...........

    c6da55b9-d7ba-4172-9a1f-8cde0694e1fd.
     
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  3. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    A good definition of a pathetic human being. Wikipedia should have a listing and showcase him as an example.

    Why put in the work and effort if you can lie and steal? (I'll spare the forum my political rant!) ;)
     
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  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave

    The problem is with a good software program and some practice, digital manipulation is becoming easier and easier to do and harder and harder to detect.
     
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  5. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    These days, posting an image online is akin to putting a framed photo out on the curb with a FREE sign on it. Even those ghastly watermarks won't really disuade anyone from taking it.
     
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  6. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Agreed. The whole deceived the world with Photoshop headline is basically click bait. It implies some sophistication when all that is required here is shamelessness. Photoshop has nothing to do with it. He copied the image from a website and did a horizontal flip, crop, and re-post. Millions of people do it everyday on social media and they don't make the news. I found a few of my images online. The only thing different is that well established news organizations did not do their required due diligence and made him legit for awhile.
     
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  7. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    And embedding something in EXIF data is also meaningless.
    All anyone has to do is take a "screenshot" of a photo, and they have it with zero EXIF or digital data from its past.
     
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  8. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave

    True. The person involved in this did not even have to do much.
     
  9. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    You can also wipe clean all the EXIF data of a jpeg as well.